Automotive Technology

Automotive Repair and Maintenance is one of fastest expanding employment sector and faces long term skilled workers shortage in Australia.

Automotive Technology Courses

To become Automotive Electrician or Motor Mechanic in Australia you will need to study Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology. You can further build your skills by studying Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis and Diploma of Automotive Management.

Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology - AUR30620

This course is for you if you enjoy working in the light vehicle mechanical technology business and want to obtain a professional qualification in the field.

This is a recognized apprenticeship program that includes a competency-based assessment program that can be done in the workplace or a combination of both. After completing this course, you'll be able to work on a wide range of light vehicle components and systems with confidence.

You will study workplace safety and equipment, as well as get hands-on experience maintaining everything from batteries, transmission, engine, air conditioning, and braking system during the course.

Expert teachers will lead you through the program, which combines practical study with theory which will be examined at the end of each competency.

This nationally recognized qualification will lead you to work as an automotive trades person or a motor mechanic (light vehicle).

This training program requires 360 hours of work experience, and it can be paid or voluntary and should be arranged by the student, but some work placements might be organized by the institution. For certain industry placements, you may need to travel outside of your typical training site to get work experience.

Course Admission Requirements (for International Applications)

Academic IELTS score of 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.0 in all bands or equivalent.
Satisfactory completion of Year 12 or overseas equivalent.

Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis - AUR40216

Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis comes in after students have completed Certificate III in Light Mechanical Technology to further their advanced mechanical studies.

This qualification covers the skills and knowledge needed to perform advanced diagnostic operations in the automotive retail, service, and repair environment. The Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis supplies advanced training for automotive technicians who want to further develop their diagnostic and technical skills.

Course Admission Requirements (for International Applications)

Academic IELTS score of 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.0 in all bands or equivalent.
Satisfactory completion of Year 12 or overseas equivalent.
Applicants must have completed Certificate III in Light Mechanical Technology

Diploma of Automotive Technology - AUR50216

This qualification covers the skills and knowledge needed to diagnose, analyse, evaluate, design, and modify automotive electrical and mechanical systems. It is suitable for those working in the automotive service and repair industry at the forefront of the implementation of modern technologies.

A diploma in Automotive Technology comes in after students have completed Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis to pursue a fulfilling career in the automotive industry.

You will learn how to analyse and evaluate faults in steering systems, suspension systems, braking systems, fuel systems, transmission & driveline systems and how to improve your customer service abilities, manage your finances on a budget, and deal with employees and regulatory needs.

Course Admission Requirements (for International Applications)

To gain admission into this course, students must have completed year 12in their home country equivalent to Australian Year 12.
Academic IELTS score of 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.0 in all bands or equivalent.
Applicants must have completed Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis

Automotive Technology Course Locations

You can study mechanical technology in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, and Brisbane.

Institutions where you can study Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

Some of the prominent institutions are as follows:

Automotive Technology Courses in Melbourne (VIC)

Bendigo Kangan Institute – Docklands, Victoria

Box Hill Institute Melbourne

Ashton College Melbourne

Baxter Institute Melbourne

Automotive Technology Courses in Adelaide (SA)

TAFE SA Adelaide

Macallan College Adelaide

Automotive Technology Courses in Perth (WA)

North Metropolitan TAFE Perth

South Metropolitan TAFE Perth

Automotive Technology Courses in Sydney (NSW)

TAFE NSW Sydney

Automotive Technology Courses in Brisbane (QLD)

TAFE Queensland

Automotive Technology Courses in Hobart (TAS)

Not Available.

Automotive Technology Courses in Canberra (ACT)

Not Applicable.

Automotive Technology Courses in Darwin (NT)

Not Applicable.

Motor Mechanic Occupation in Demand

Studying Automotive Technology allows you to nominate the occupations of Motor Mechanic for Australian General Skilled Migration. The occupation of Motor Mechanic is on the Medium to Long Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL).

What Motor Mechanics Do

Detect and diagnose faults in engines and parts.

Dismantle and remove engine assemblies, transmissions, steering mechanisms, and other components, and check parts.

Repair and replace worn and defective parts and reassemble mechanical components and refer to service manuals as needed.

Perform scheduled maintenance services, such as oil changes, lubrication, and engine tune-ups, to achieve smoother running of vehicles and ensure compliance with pollution regulations.

Reassemble engines and parts after repair.

Test and adjust mechanical parts after being repaired for proper performance.

Diagnose and test parts with the assistance of computers.

May inspect vehicles and issue road worthiness certificates or detail work required to achieve road worthiness.

Pathway to Temporary and Permanent Visas

An applicant who nominates an occupation on the MLTSSL list can apply for a:

Temporary Graduate Subclass 485 Visa
Temporary Skills Shortage Subclass 482 Visa
Employer Nomination Scheme Subclass 186 Visa
Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) Subclass 494 Visa
Skilled Independent Subclass 189 Visa
Skilled Nominated Subclass 190 Visa
Skilled Regional (Provisional) Subclass 491 Visa
Permanent Residence (Permanent Regional) Subclass 191 Visa

An applicant who nominates an occupation on the STSOL list can apply for a:

Temporary Skills Shortage Subclass 482 Visa
Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) Subclass 494 Visa
Skilled Nominated Subclass 190 Visa
Skilled Regional (Provisional) Subclass 491 Visa
Permanent Residence (Permanent Regional) Subclass 191 Visa

Motor Mechanic Global Industry

The global automotive repair and maintenance market is expected to grow from $750.84 billion in 2021 to $836.27 billion in 2022 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.4%. The market is expected to reach $1237.49 billion in 2026 at a CAGR of 10.3%.

Motor Mechanic Australian Industry

The Automotive industry is estimated to contribute $37 billion to the Australian economy, and as of May 2018, the industry employed over 356,000 Australians. Modelling included in the Victorian Automobile Chamber of Commerce (VACC) submission Recommended Job Trainer Fund Qualifications estimates skills shortages in 20 occupations equating to 31,012 positions within the Automotive industry.

Motor Mechanic Weekly Earnings

In Australia, the average motor mechanic’s pay is $63,209 per year or $32.41 per hour. Entry-level workers start at $57,000 per year, with the highest-paid individuals earning up to $74,168 per year.

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